Worker Lacks Negligence Claim Over Maskless Temperature Taker

Oct. 19, 2021, 8:47 PM

A former employee of a town in South Carolina who says he was fired for refusing to allow a maskless co-worker to take his temperature for Covid-19 screening lacks a claim of negligence claim against the town, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Sulester Dukes was an at-will employee of Kingstree, S.C., and he failed to show the town owed him a duty of care to protect him from what he claimed was the negligent supervision and retention of town manager Richard Treme and human resources manager Leonard Lowery, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina said.

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